NFL legend Gale Sayers has died after a long battle with dementia.
He was 77 years old.
Sayers only playing in 68 career games due to various injuries, but still is considered one of the greatest running backs of all-time.
A 5 time All-Pro, Sayers was selected to the Hall of Fame on the first ballot in 1977 ... and, at 34 years old, is still the youngest person to ever be inducted.
The death rocked the football world
"The entire Pro Football Hall of Fame family mourns the passing of Gale." HOF President and CEO David Baker said. "Our thoughts and prayers are with his wife, Ardie, and their entire family. We will forever keep his legacy alive to serve as inspiration for future generations. The Hall of Fame flag will fly at half-staff until he is laid to rest."
Gale was diagnosed with dementia several years ago.
In his 7-year career, Gale rushed for 4,956 yards and scored 56 career touchdowns, gaining fame for his friendship with Brian Piccolo, which was documented in the award-winning movie, "Brian's Song."
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